Easter Sunday attack suspects should be hanged: Sirisena

Vastavam web: Sirisena is fighting against efforts by his governing coalition in parliament to abolish capital punishment, which has been subject to a moratorium since 1976. The president, speaking at an event in Pelenda Rajamaha Viharaya on Monday, said punishment should be implemented to create a good society and added that having scared of the punishment will reduce wrongdoings in a society which will help create a good society and a country.

He said that according to the criminal law of Sri Lanka anyone charged with murder, anti-government coup and terrorist activity are subjected to death sentence. “Moves by some government members to abolish death sentence would prevent any such criminal being punished,” he said. Sirisena has claimed that international drug syndicates orchestrated the Easter Sunday bombings.